Michael Stewart Reeves, age 74 of Monticello, AR, passed away Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock, AR. He was born September 8, 1946 in Decatur, IL to the late Wilfred Reeves and Ruth Davis Reeves.
He was a retired school superintendent, a United States Navy Veteran and was of the Lutheran faith. Mike was an avid outdoorsman enjoying duck and deer hunting along with waterfowl retriever training competitions. He was a member of the Monticello Rotary Club, Ducks Unlimited (committee member) and Delta Waterfowl (committee member). He served 37 years in education as a teacher, coach (basketball, baseball, football, volleyball and track), middle/high school principal and superintendent. Mike was inducted into the 2015 Illinois USSSA Hall-Of-Fame for his years of service as an umpire.
Survivors include his wife, Jana Reeves of Monticello, AR; one son, James S. Reeves, M.D. and wife Whitney of Beebe, AR along with their son, Harrison Michael Reeves; one daughter, Renee Kelly and husband Tim of Tulsa, OK along with their children, Aaron and Amber Kelly; one brother, John Reeves and wife Rose of Anna, IL; two sisters, Linda Revis and husband Mike of Decatur, IL and Carole Snider and husband David of Kissimmee, FL; sister-in-law, Jodi O’Brien of Chico, CA; four nieces, three nephews and his yellow lab and hunting partner, Callie.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorials be given to the animal welfare society of their choice. Please sign the online guestbook at www.heilschuessler.com or www.stephensondearman.com.
Visitation: There will be a time of visitation from 3:00-5:00 p.m. Saturday, October 10, 2020, at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Chapel in Monticello, AR.
Funeral: Graveside Services will be held at Union Cemetery in Sparta, IL on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Carl Miller officiating. Military honors will be conducted by the Navy Funeral Honor Detail and the Sparta VFW Color Guard. Friends and family are asked to meet directly at the cemetery.
Interment: Burial will be held at Union Cemetery in Sparta, IL.
Heil-Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Sparta, IL is assisting the family with arrangements